HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS – If Only You Were Lonely
Just to clarify, I strongly disliked HH’s first album. Not just because that is the cool thing to do, hate on bands that make it big, but because I thought it was a piece of crap. So, I tried my best to not bring my dislike of the band’s previous album into the review of this one. If Only You Were Lonely is an album by a very poppy band, and it is safe to say pretty much every song on the record is about girls. Girls just don’t understand how Hawthorne Heights feel about them, apparently, and they really really want them to understand. This is definitely not my cup of tea, but if you are under 12 years old, this is probably right up your alley. Certainly, no new ground is being broken here, but did you expect new ground broken by this band? Maybe get this for your younger sister, or if you have hair swooped over one of your eyes right now, and you are wearing dark-rimmed glasses and an argyle sweater you found at the Salvation Army and listening to the new Fall Out Boy CD, you’ll probably love this. I will pass though.
(Victory Records, 346 North Justine, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60607)